Friday, March 19, 2010

Fun Friday



Welcome all to another edition of Fun Friday. Today's post is a cautionary tale about spellcheck. Enjoy.


Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

-- Sauce unknown

17 comments:

  1. I love the signature: Sauce Unknown

    That was actually difficult to read, but it's a good reminder not to depend solely on your spell checker!

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  2. Hehehe... I've seen something similar before- I get a chuckle out of this every time. It's especially poignant as a high school teacher. I had a girl who meant to write "shirt" in one of her essays, but she left out the r. Of course spell check recognized it as a real word.

    She was mortified. :)

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  3. Helen; I read it out loud - much easier.

    Stephanie; Oh dear. How embarrassing. Poor girl.

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  4. Sauce unknown got me laughing out loud. This is too funny, but not. Because we if we rely solely on spell checker, we'd be in trouble.
    Karen

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  5. This one goes up in my classroom every once in a while. Usually when I need a good laugh because I've been marking papers riddled with spelling errors. :)

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  6. Karen; It is a warning, isn't it?

    Jemi; The curse of spellcheck - yes they are words - but the wrong words.

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  7. I love it! It reminds me of a story that we used to get people to read out loud which was Little Red Riding Hood if you read it outloud but something quite different if you read it silently! Ladle Ret Rat Ink hud or something. Used to kill us! I'll go alooking...

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  8. I know this one! It is excellent for a lesson on English spelling, and the students even enjoy it.

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  9. Jan; I used to know a poem that was a Newfoundlander talking about fishing - but not exactly G-rated. Good fun, though.

    Dorte; I would think this would be an excellent lesson for people learning English. I'm SO grateful it's my mother tongue - I think learning it would be incredibly difficult.

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  10. I love this. I needed a good laugh. Thanks.

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  11. That was fun to read, and it definitely proves the point.

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  12. Carol; I'm glad to help.

    Patricia; Knowledge through humour. It's the only way to go.

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  13. Fantastic poem, and fantastic lesson.

    I used to rely a lot on spelling chequer, till I had to update software. The new one does only American English, and since I need British English, I now need to rely on myself - much safer this way.

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  14. Ohhh...I love it! Another reason why we can't depend on computers. :)

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  15. LOL, eye do to used a spells chequer butt it misses upper lots.

    Marvin D Wilson

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  16. Elspeth, I'm back again to tell you I gave you The Beautiful Blogger Award today.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  17. Hey Elspeth - I liked this post so much I did something along the same limes two day on my blog. Checque it out. (wink)

    Marvin D Wilson

    ps - I putt in a hollow four yew, two.

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